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Aloha Foundation Names New Director

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fairlee — Christopher Overtree has been named executive director of The Aloha Foundation. The foundation operates residential summer camps, Aloha, Aloha Hive and Lanakila; Horizons Day Camp; Ohana Family Camp; and Hulbert Outdoor Center. Overtree is a camper alumnus of Lanakila, a boys camp, and spent 17 years on the camp’s staff, eventually becoming assistant director. He also served for three years on the board of The Aloha Foundation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a clinical internship at Dartmouth Medical School focusing on community mental health for …

Thomas Arthur Jaffarian

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Thomas Arthur Jaffarian of Fairlee, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the White River Junction VA Hospital after a long illness. He was 67 years old. The family will be having a private service. …

Voters in Three Towns Pass Bond to Fix Lake Fairlee Dam

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thetford — During all-day voting on Tuesday, the three towns along Lake Fairlee’s border green-lighted an $850,000 project to replace its ailing dam and a mechanism to share in its control. Meanwhile, the Maine resident who owns the dam and a camp house on top of it — and who needs to sign …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Newbury Talks Herbicide Plan

Friday, May 15, 2015

Newbury — A pumpkin grower involved in a dispute about an herbicide traveling from farm fields to neighboring lands has committed to working to prevent such drift in the future and improving communication with neighbors. A public meeting drew about 50 people to the Newbury Elementary School on …

Glen Ira Ordway, Sr.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Graveside funeral services for Glen Ira Ordway, Sr., 85 of Fairlee, who died Saturday, Jan, 10, 2015, will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the family lot in the East Corinth New Cemetery in East Corinth, Vt. The Hale Funeral …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Kenneth D. Allen

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Marco Island, Fla. — Friends and family are mourning the loss of Col. Kenneth D. Allen, Ret. of Marco Island, and Fairlee, Vt. Col. Allen passed away at home on April 2nd, 2015. He will be fondly remembered as a model husband, a wise father, a heartfelt friend …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Neighbors of Newmont Farm’s 200-Acre Pumpkin Field Complain of Herbicide Drift

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Martha Griswold felt tired and short of breath last summer. Her co-workers told her she didn’t seem herself. Initially she attributed her symptoms to a recent return to a full-time job as the interim director …

Jean Louise (Dent) Ward

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Jean Louise (Dent) Ward of Fairlee passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living in Hartford, Vt. surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Ward was born in Hanover, N.H. on June 14, 1926, which was also her mother’s birthday. The …

Green and Growing: Vermont H.S. Golf Rosters Dotted With Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015

This spring may turn out to be a season of transition for the Upper Valley’s Vermont-based high school golf programs. Rivendell has been the story the past two springs. The Raptors enter as back-to-back Vermont Division III champions …